We’re so excited to be Leaping Bunny Certified!! (Cruelty-Free signifying no animal testing at any stage in development). Getting the stamp of approval can be a bit of work for a small business, but we’re looking forward to more stamps so that consumers don’t have to work as hard to find ethical products : ) Baby steps! x Allison
We spontaneously decided to sell our Tonics in the best selling scents in the travel size! For the holiday season only you can but the Neroli Forever, Rose No.1 and Jasmin de Nuit in the travel / purse/ stocking friendly size of 50 ML ($38 CAD). Mist mist mist through the busyness.
At the end of the feast all that remains is the memory of sensual delight
The Sangre de Fruta products have been created to indulge the senses to take you somewhere or bring attention to the present moment. Like rituals of eating, self-care or beauty rituals can be as meaningful, rejuvenating and sensual as you make them.
It took me a bit longer than I thought getting to this blog post (errr, 8 months to be exact as I type with Penelope asleep on top of me). So 8 months ago, with a house full of cute baby clothes and endless items for baby feeding, caring and cleaning, a wardrobe that doesn’t fit and zero sleep, I latched on to a few cozy and luxurious items that made me feel at home and like me in my new role. So this is the gift list for those shopping for the new mom in your life who already has the practical baby stuff and could use a treat that is just for her.
Slip-on slippers : Cozy ones that can be stepped into without having to lean down (for when baby is in arms). These moccasin slippers from Manitobah Mukluks are so so warm and soft and it’s an Indigenous-owned company here in Canada.
A silky sleep mask : For those much needed naps during the day. Spray it with a Lavender or Rose spray for relaxation and an escape into deep sleep. (Our Lavender by the Sea and Rose No.1 Tonics are perfect for this.) Strathcona makes the most beautiful masks with original hand made printed silks.
A soft and silky or a cozy robe : A wraparound robe is breastfeeding friendly and can be taken on and off with one arm if baby is snoozing in arms. Also nice to have a presentable robe for when visitors turn up mid-nap! Open the Kimono makes chic washable robes and Paper Label Sleep makes cozy ones that double as a long sweater that can be worn to nip to the store.
A huge glass water bottle with a glass straw : One-handed drinking for that intense need to hydrate! Ello makes one that is all of these things.
A nice lip balm : Bite makes a lip therapy that is so natural it’s edible, and it tastes amazing. Dehydration is a thing while breastfeeding and a nice lip balm is one of those simple pleasures.
Jasmin de Nuit Botanical Body Cream : After using unscented products all throughout pregnancy, gentle natural scents can be such a treat postpartum. Additionally this body cream is baby-safe and Jasmine and Sandalwood are known to be helpful for stretch marks.
Enjoy cuddling and doting on the new baby in your life! XO
We’ve added a special edition scent to our signature Botanical Body Cream collection! This is the first new scent we've added to the collection of creams since launching almost 2 years ago. We've given it an extra special packaging featuring a beautiful beetle that a dear friend photographed on one of the islands off the coast of Vancouver.
Jasmine, ‘Queen of the Night’, has long been used in love potions due to its powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac. Beyond the sensuality of the fragrance, Jasmine is beneficial to all skin types and especially helpful for dry, sensitive skin, and for reducing stretch marks and scarring. We’ve blended it with Sandalwood, also renowned for it’s skin revitalization properties and fittingly, it’s hypnotic fragrance. This cream has raised the bar for decadence in a jar! We can't wait for you to try it.
We're over the moon to announce that Sangre de Fruta Botanical Body Creams are now available at select Neiman Marcus stores and online in the US! Thank you to our loyal customers and partners for believing in us and supporting us! We couldn't have imagined our dream stockists would be a reality so quickly. XOXO
Our signature Botanical Body Cream which Goop describes as 'Exquisitely moisturizing, gorgeous-smelling, beyond-clean-and-non-toxic' is being featured in this years Goop Pop-Up shop at Nordstrom! The featured scent, Vetiver & Fleur, is Goops best selling scent in the Sangre de Fruta collection and is described poetically by their beauty editor in a recent feature.
GIFT WITH PURCHASE
In celebration of the launch we're offering a complementary travel size (30 ml) Vetiver & Fleur cream with all purchases on our website. (Valid May 18 - May 25). Enter code 'VETIVER' at checkout.
Lola Gusman of the cheeky and chic blog "The Hermes Hippie" captured an element of the Sangre de Fruta brand so eloquently, we just couldn't help but share it...
There is beauty in darkness - any goth will tell you that - and more often than not, a moody exterior conceals a radiant spirit. At first glance, @sangredefruta may seem like the perfect gift for the vampire-loving goth in your life. There's the name, with the word "blood" right in the title (of the fruit, but let's not allow details get in the way of the narrative). Then there's the black and white packaging, the vaguely gothic font and the scarab-like logo. Here's the thing though: what's inside these goth-y bottles and jars is, well, utterly delightful. The waterless body creams are incredibly rich and lush and have beautiful, yet gentle scents that won't compete with your perfume. Chamomile Anis has that perfect, bright anis-y tang in the warm base of chamomile, while Lavender By the Sea is crisp and sharp. Then there's the unscented version - a gift for sensitive noses and us preggos. The Chamomile Nu oil is light and fast-absorbing and its scent is actually more complex than implied by its name: the chamomile mingles with lavender and jasmine and the result is lightly floral and sensual. As for @sangredefruta's Botanical Tonics, they are a simple blend of plant EOs and water and can be used for your face, body and linens. The lavender one lives on my office desk and is a perfect way to wake up my skin (and calm me down after stressful conference calls). The Egyptian Chamomile one I keep by my bed and mist liberally all over myself and my pillows, with the soothing scent of chamomile sending me to gentle slumber. Are you ready to embrace the dark? - The Hermes Hippie
Read more of Lola's words on green skincare here.
Body Parts - Don’t forget you can incorporate fists, elbows, and draping your body on your partner.
Touch - Use a combination of more therapeutic strokes, interspersed with light, feather touch using just your finger tips or finger nails to accentuate the sensual element.
Pressure - Soft to medium pressure. The massage will be more sensual if you keep it lighter.
Head and scalp - Often forgotten is the head. Use all of your fingers to massage the entire scalp. Lift the head as needed, supporting it with one hand as you massage with the other. Gather sections of the hair and pull gently.
Letting go - Encourage your partner to let go and NOT to help you in terms of moving their body into different positions. They are giving you the most help if they remain loose and limp and allow you to manipulate them as you desire.
Connection - Leave one hand or limb resting on your partners body while you move around their body or reach for more oil so the energy flow isn’t disturbed.
Oil - Warm your massage oil in your hands before application. Sangre de Fruta’s Body Serums are fabulous for massage. Choose 'Jasmin de Nuit' for it’s aphrodisiac qualities, ‘Camomile Nu’ for it’s relaxing properties or ‘Mille Fleurs’ for it’s uplifting, energizing properties.
Ambience - Add candles, soft fabrics, an eye mask and have a robe on hand for afterwards.
Enjoy - most importantly enjoy the exploration of your partners body so you both benefit from the experience!
Enter code "FORLOVERS" for 15% off Body Serums and Gift Sets! Valid until 2/17/17
Founder Allison Audrey Weldon is weeks away from welcoming her baby girl into the world! And good news for moms and moms-to-be, Sangre de Fruta's collection now includes pre and post-natal-friendly products. The Unscented Body Cream was a direct result of her pregnancy (with gorgeous calendula, and the same rich texture as the signature creams). Rose No.1 cream is another product she highly recommends for delicate skin and moods during pregnancy.
A few more of Allison’s non-toxic products for those with child, or those sensitive to scents and synthetics looking for green no-compromise alternatives are: Mascara by W3ll People, nail polish without the dirty 5 toxins Gabriel Cosmetics and RMS Beauty, powdered dry shampoo by Lafes and botanical based liquid foundation by Sappho. With the lifestyle changes in being pregnant the little luxuries are even more precious!
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JASMINE THE 'QUEEN OF THE NIGHT' IS PICKED AFTER SUNDOWN TO CAPTURE THE STRENGTH OF ITS ENCHANTING FRAGRANCE
STORY The delicate white flowers of this climbing tree are picked when the aroma is the most intense- at night. ‘Queen of the Night’, has long been used in love potions due to it’s powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac. It’s production requires huge quantities of flowers to make the oil and it’s extraction requires a delicate process and great skill making it precious and expensive. One pound of Jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh blossoms.
SCENT Rich, warm, heavy and fruity, intensely floral
AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Jasmine has an overall warming feeling to the emotions, it’s calming to the nerves and produces positive feelings of confidence. It restores vitality and is generally energizing.
PERFUME "Despite all the crisis, all the economic challenges, all the competition from synthetic products, the perfume of the jasmine flower remains one of the essential elements, and sometimes the main pillar in the structure of the greatest perfumes. " - Grasse chemist, Jean Garnero
EFFECT ON SKIN It’s a highly effective balm for dry and sensitive skin, and beneficial for all skin types. When blended with oils such as Lavender and Mandarin, it is used to soften stretch marks and scarring. It is also helpful for wrinkles and eczema.
MEDICINE The essence is said to be helpful during labour to hasten delivery by strengthening contractions while helping with pain. Also reported to help relieve menstrual cramps and combat stress.
'Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume', Mandy Aftel
'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar
'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing
We're excited to announce that we'll have more Collection Gift Sets in stock for February including this decadent 'True Rose Collection'. There is nothing as deeply familiar yet erotic as the scent of organic Rose Otto essential oil. This sweet box contains 3 of our best selling products made with the oil.
Learn more about the history and uses of Rose Otto oil in our ingredients section.
Captivating video by Suzannah Pettigrew for Sangre de Fruta! Inspired by Man Ray's 'Nude Bent Forward' and Cleopatra's rumoured beauty regimen of milk baths.
Ask Jean: A Truly Feel-Good Beauty Product
Dear Jean, I want something lovely and genuinely feel-good to take my mind off the end-of-year craziness. Is there an indulgent product you might suggest? — Carolina H.
Dear Carolina, beauty products that exist chiefly for the pleasure of using them—as opposed to those that treat real or perceived issues—are especially beautiful. The phrase “self-care” has always stopped me, a little: It sounds sad in some way. But like watering a plant, growth is impossible without taking care of yourself. And at the same time, the only real way through difficulty is to stick as much as you can to the present. So beauty—the realm of the senses, from nature, art, and music to touch, smell, taste—is more important than ever.
The item that sees me through difficulty of ilks is this tub of whipped, exquisitely moisturizing, gorgeous-smelling, beyond-clean-and-nontoxic cream from Sangre de Fruta (was there ever a more evocative name?). The texture is just one of the most gorgeous ever felt—no conventional cream I’ve ever tried matches its delicacy and lightness, yet somehow, it leaves your skin deeply, intensely moisturized. The subtle scent is like nothing I’ve ever smelled. If the idea of “fleur” and floral in general is unappealing to you, try it anyway: It’s more the occasional, actual flower dotted through a hayfield than a big bouquet. I once stood in a Monet-esque hayfield (pictured above) in the Czech Republic, the warm breeze wafting through a stand of fragrant trees, and that’s what this scent reminds me of most.
The goop Clean Beauty Shop is full of purely delightful items that refuse to participate in the toxins-allowed corporate “beauty” industry, but, just as importantly, celebrate nature and celebrate the feminine. Like most clean beauty products, this cream has plenty of side benefits from its many healing essential oils and plant essences, but for me, it’s the moment of beauty and encouragement that has the biggest effect of all.
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Commonly knows as Tea Tree, Melaleuca is a super-healer from the south
STORY The legends and practice of using the oil produced from the Melaleuca Alternofolia tree have been passed down for thousands of years by Australian Aborigines. They used it to cure infectious wounds, coughs and colds and skin ailments but the small tree that grows like a weed was only introduced as a healer in Europe in 1927. Since then it’s anti-infectious and anti-fungal properties have been well researched and utilized in aromatherapy and herbal medicine worldwide.
SCENT Fresh, herbaceous, medicinal
AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Strengthens the immune system, sweats out toxins
EFFECT ON SKIN Very cleansing, helpful for clearing spots and blemishes and skin infections
MEDICINE In world war II itwas included in first aid kits in tropical areas to treat skin injuries. We've heard from our clients that our Melaleuca & Frank Cream (which also includes Frankincense and Sage) has been extremely healing for their eczema.
HISTORY OF THE NAME The legend told is that when Captain Cook arrived in 'Botany Bay' in Australia, local natives introduced Cook to the healing powers of trees with thick sticky and aromatic leaves and showed him how they used the leaves to treat cuts and wounds. It is also said that Cook and his crew brewed the leaves to make a tea to prevent scurvy, thus the name, “Tea Tree.”
SANGRE DE FRUTA USE Melaleuca & Frank Botanical Body Cream (100 ML, 50ML, Healing Botanicals Trio)
'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar
'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing